Speculoos Dutch butter cake
This is the time of the year for Speculoos Dutch butter cake. This typical Dutch cookie is a cookie, not a cake! Anyway the translation of this cookie is a cake in English! Butter cake isn’t fluffy like cake. Buter cake should be soft and chewy! When Butter cake is hard or too dark on top, this means you have the wrong recipe or didn’t bake this recipe the right way! The origin of this cookie is Dutch and Jewish and comes with stem ginger on top.
Now a days you see butter cakes coming in all kinds of flavors. Vanilla, almond, almond paste and frangipane. In the summer time our party catering service bake this cookie with fruit and marzipan. This recipe isn’t difficult to make at all. Because the holidays are coming, I have added speculoos spices to the dough. Speculoos is Dutch gingerbread spices for many baking recipes.
Speculoos Dutch butter cake ingredients
Prepare butter cake
Speculoos Dutch butter cake is a short mix and low speed recipe. This means, you need all ingredients on room temperature and mix until you have a smooth dough. When ingredients are on room temperature, you can mix this less than a minute! Butter, sugar, vanilla extract,eggs and speculoos spices goes first., then flour and salt. When you have a smooth dough, then you can use a baking pan. Brush your baking pan and cover with parchment paper first.
brush egg wash on Speculoos Dutch butter cake
Baking pan for Dutch butter cake
In the Netherlands and Belgium, there are original butter cake pans with a blade at the bottom. With this special butter cake pan you can easy remove butter cakes with this blade. The other alternative is using a springform cake pan. These type of baking pans come in several sizes, but when you have a regular size (9 inch), that’s the correct baking pan for this recipe. It doesn’t matter when a springform baking pan is round or square sized, For take a way, we use disposable foil baking pans. You can use these pans too! Brush the bottom and sides with butter without parchment paper.
Unbaked and baked Speculoos Dutch butter cake
Baking butter cake
When you bake Speculoos Dutch butter cake or any other butter cakes, make sure you have a pre heated oven. 350F/175C Is the right temperature and put your oven rack at the lowest section. Baking time is 26 minutes for Speculoos Dutch butter cake recipe. When your butter cake comes out of the oven, make sure you butter cake is on room temperature! Then you can remove your butter cake or cut with a knife. When butter cake is still warm, you will see this cookie becomes hard. Another tip is bake this recipe an evening before use. Let it cool off overnight and next day your butter cake is ready! Anyway, I hope you like this recipe for the holidays. If you have questions about this recipe, please use my comment box below. Enjoy baking Speculoos Dutch butter cake and happy holidays!
Speculoos Dutch butter cake
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